Lecithocera terrigena (Meyrick, 1904)
(previously known as Macrotona terrigena)
LECITHOCERIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have dark brown wings, with a vague darker spot near the centre of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1 cm.


(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • South Australia,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVIII. Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 406, No. 229.


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    (written 16 July 2019)